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Puerto Rico at a Glance

Location:Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of the Dominican Republic
Climate:tropical marine, mild; little seasonal temperature variation
Terrain:mostly mountains with coastal plain belt in north; mountains precipitous to sea on west coast; sandy beaches along most coastal areas
Resources:some copper and nickel; potential for onshore and offshore oil
Hazards:periodic droughts; hurricanes
Population:3,971,020 (July 2009 est.)




A Brief Profile of Puerto Rico

Populated for centuries by aboriginal peoples, the island was claimed by the Spanish Crown in 1493 following COLUMBUS' second voyage to the Americas. In 1898, after 400 years of colonial rule that saw the indigenous population nearly exterminated and African slave labor introduced, Puerto Rico was ceded to the US as a result of the Spanish-American War. Puerto Ricans were granted US citizenship in 1917. Popularly-elected governors have served since 1948. In 1952, a constitution was enacted providing for internal self government. In plebiscites held in 1967, 1993, and 1998, voters chose not to alter the existing political status.






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